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Composer: Barber, Samuel (1910-1981)

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Year of birth1910
Year of death1981
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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LondonLunchtime Recital - Lunaire String Quartet

Lunchtime Recital - Lunaire String Quartet
Barber, Shostakovich, Bach
Unknown; Julian Latham

GlyndebourneVanessaNew Production

Virginie Verrez (Erika), Emma Bell (Vanessa) © Tristram Kenton
Barber: Vanessa
Jakub Hrůša; Keith Warner; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Ashley Martin-Davis; Emma Bell; Virginie Verrez

BüdelsdorfThe Big Bernstein

Bernstein, Copland, Ives, Barber
Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra; Nicolas Fink; Cameron Carpenter; Terry Wey; Joel von Lerber; Schleswig-Holstein Festival Chor

LondonProms at ... Cadogan hall 7: Bernstein on Broadway and Beyond

Bernstein, El-Turk, Copland, Barber, Blitzstein, Sondheim
Wallis Giunta; Michael Sikich; Iain Farrington; Toby Kearney

ManchesterThomas Hecht, Piano

Thomas Hecht, Piano
Brahms, Barber
Thomas Hecht, Piano
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Prom 34: Juanjo Mena bids farewell to BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
An intriguing programme of Britten, Walton, Barber and Copland provided dynamism, evocative imagery and new discoveries in Juanjo Mena’s valedictory concert with the BBC Philharmonic.
****1
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Three concerts and the magic mountain’s Sunday rest in Davos

Immer mit der Ruhe © Yannick Andrea, Davos Festival
The “Festival Tour” and its three-venue concerts of the Davos Festival programme included almost as many visual and outdoor delights as it did musical treats. 
****1
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Vanessa at Glyndebourne: repression in a cold climate

Virginie Verrez (Erika), Emma Bell (Vanessa) © Tristram Kenton
Brilliant staging, superb acting, a magnetic performance from Virginie Verrez and an excellent orchestral performance make a strong case for Samuel Barber's all-but-forgotten chiller.
****1
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At Prague Spring, a light tribute to a heavyweight

Keith Lockhart conducts the Czech Philharmonic © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
The Czech Philharmonic goes pops for a night to honor the life and legacy of Leonard Bernstein.
***11
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Radulović's Barber the highlight at NFM Wrocław

Nemanja Radulović © Joanna Stoga
Eiji Oue doesn't quite convince in Bernstein and Copland, but Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto proves a winner. 
***11
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